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Twin bomb-attack kills 30 in Jos, Nigeria

from BBC
the scene of the blast
the scene of the blast

Twin bomb-attack has killed at least 30 people in a busy area of the Nigerian city, Jos.

The two bombs exploded in quick succession in a marketplace near the scene of a major bombing in May this year (2014).   Jos has a mixed population of Muslims and Christians, and in recent years, Boko Haram militants have attacked churches and mosques in the city.

The militant group has killed more than 2,000 people this year, with no group claiming responsibility of the latest bombings.

The blasts targeted Jos’ commercial district, near the Terminus Bus Station, as the first explosion took place at an outdoor food stand, while the second blast hit the marketplace.

Jos’ commercial district was also bombed separately in May this year, police in Nigeria’s second-largest city, Kano, say they have arrested a 13-year-old girl wearing a suicide belt.

Wednesday, at least four people were reported killed and seven wounded in attacks by two female suicide bombers in Kano. Last month, more than 100 people died in a gun and bomb attacks during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the city.

Boko Haram militants are suspected of being behind the attacks.

The group has taken over several towns and villages in the north-east of the country, declaring the area under its control to be a caliphate. 


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